Urban Planning

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  • How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    How Strong Design Narratives Lead to Great Designs

    Strong design narratives tie projects together and are an incredibly powerful way for architects to influence projects from conception to build. Combine client needs with climate research for a winnin

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  • SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    The SketchUp 2021 brings new tools and features to your workflow so you can design delightfully on an informed foundation.

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  • A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    As our brand and products have evolved, so has our suite of product logos.

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  • PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    SketchUp’s cooked up some brand-spanking-new functionality for better design in the 2021 release. Get the scoop.

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  • Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    Turn point clouds into 3D models with Scan Essentials

    We’re proud to announce a SketchUp integration with the new Scan Essentials extension from Trimble.

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  • Introducing Nearmap: Add some fresh, high-res details to your 3D designs

    Introducing Nearmap: Add some fresh, high-res details to your 3D designs

    With Add Location, we are thrilled to offer SketchUp users clearer, fresher aerial imagery to include in your SketchUp models!

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  • Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    Recreating cities in 3D with SketchUp

    With expert knowledge in SketchUp and architecture, Paul shows us how he created an engaging way to interact with his city’s history and culture using digital tools.

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  • Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    Creating immersive rooftop and outdoor amenities with the help of SketchUp

    From traditional drafting in an architecture class to designing large commercial outdoor experiences, we check in with Brandon Reed from LOFTSIXFOUR.

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  • [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers0:49

    [Quick Win] Unlocking Geo Location Layers

    Sometimes when a model is geo-located people get confused at what they are looking at. Follow along as we show you how to take your imported image, unlock it, and edit it.

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  • [Season 3, Episode 11] SketchUp Talk: Bryce Stout and Add Location

    [Season 3, Episode 11] SketchUp Talk: Bryce Stout and Add Location

    In this episode, we get to talk to Bryce Stout, a product manager at SketchUp.

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  • 7 tips for remote collaboration

    7 tips for remote collaboration

    Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. We've got some collaboration tricks that will help you work.

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  • [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers7:35

    [Skill Builder] Using geo-locate to toggle between layers

    Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to layer toggling? Suggested by forum user Wo3dan, we show you how to use geo-locate layers to create a layer system that you can toggle between.

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  • [Skill Builder] Importing High Resolution Location Imagery6:31

    [Skill Builder] Importing High Resolution Location Imagery

    Follow along as we take a look at an option you now have inside of Add Location - high resolution imagery from Nearmap.

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  • Thinking outside the box with Cube Cities

    Thinking outside the box with Cube Cities

    This powerful graphic highlights the real estate market's changing trends while providing a quick visualization of the market.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut10:50

    Let's Talk Layout: Introduction to LayOut

    Introducing our series on LayOut! Don't worry you don't have to watch them all to understand LayOut and use it: pick and choose what you want to learn. In this video, we show you how LayOut is set up

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  • [Skill Builder] Modeling a building with multiple elevations8:26

    [Skill Builder] Modeling a building with multiple elevations

    Join Aaron as he looks ahead at this weeks' 3D Basecamp 2018 presentation video with Duane Addy! Aaron looks into Duane's technique to model a building with multiple elevation options using Layers!

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  • City Planning Workflow - 1: Downtown Master Plan17:14

    City Planning Workflow - 1: Downtown Master Plan

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  • Accurate Urban Modeling for 3D Printing – Felix Heuman, Anders Lyhagen | 3D Basecamp 20181:04:02

    Accurate Urban Modeling for 3D Printing – Felix Heuman, Anders Lyhagen | 3D Basecamp 2018

    This is the story of how the 3D modeling studio, Holygon, used the hidden powers of SketchUp to build Sweden’s largest full-color 3D-printed city model. Commissioned by the historical city of Landskro

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  • Houseal Lavigne: A workflow for city planning in SketchUp

    Houseal Lavigne: A workflow for city planning in SketchUp

    In our interview with Devin Lavigne, we learned how Houseal Lavigne Associates uses SketchUp for city planning. Read the full interview!

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